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List of Benchmarks for Language Arts
 Standard 8.Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
  
Topics1. Oral composition and presentation; 2. Applying technology; 3. Organizing information and ideas
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 6.Makes oral presentations to the class (e.g., uses notes and outlines; uses organizational pattern that includes preview, introduction, body, transitions, conclusion; uses a clear point of view; uses evidence and arguments to support opinions; uses visual media)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  oral presentation
B.  using visual media
C.  outline
D.  organizational pattern
E.  providing a preview
F.  introduction
G.  body of text
H.  transition
I.  conclusion
J.  supporting argument
K.  supporting evidence
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Uses notes for oral presentations appropriate to grades 6-8   P  
  2. Uses outlines for oral presentations   P  
  3. Uses organizational pattern that includes a preview in oral presentations    P   SL.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4  
  4. Uses organizational pattern that includes an introduction in oral presentations   P   SL.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  5. Uses organizational pattern that includes a body in oral presentations   P   Sl.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  6. Uses organizational pattern that includes transitions in oral presentations    P   SL.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  7. Uses organizational pattern that includes a conclusion in oral presentations    P   SL.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  8. Uses a clear point of view in oral presentations   P  
  9. Uses evidence to support opinions in oral presentations    P   SL.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  10. Uses arguments to support opinions in oral presentations    P   Sl.6.4; SL.7.4; SL.8.4 
  11. Uses visual media in oral presentations appropriate to grades 6-8   P   SL.6.5; SL.7.5; SL.8.5 
  
McREL Activity(s)
   Commercial Appeal
   Give Me Liberty!
   Guess What I Heard?
   Reflections of Hunger and Poverty: the Works of Lange, Kollwitz, and Orozco


 P  = Performance expectation(s) available based on source documents

 CC  = Common Core standards available (Common Core ID indicated)

Citation Log: BP(AE,119,133;​CAI,40,54;​CBI,80;​G6E,8;​G7E,8;​G8E,9;​IAI,30;​INE,58,59,69,79;​MAE,17,18;​NS2E,25;​*)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
*   McREL Report
A   Australian Education Council
AASL   American Association of School Librarians
AC   ACT, College Readiness Standards
AD   American Diploma Project
B   British Film Institute
C   Considine & Haley, Visual Images
CA   California: English-Language Arts Content Standards
CB   CBE: Standards for Excellence
CBS   College Board: College Board Standards for College Success: English Language Arts
CC   Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
D   Department of Defense Curriculum
E1   Edison Project: Primary Academy
E2   Edison Project: Elementary Academy
E3   Edison Project: Junior Academy
ES1   NCTE: Exemplar Series, K-5
ES2   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 6-8
ES3   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 9-12
FR   France: Programmes de l’ecole primaire francaise
G1   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 1
G2   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 2
G3   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 3
G4   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 4
G5   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 5
G6   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 6
G7   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 7
G8   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 8
G9   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 9
GAL   Georgia: English Language Arts - American Literature
GK   Georgia: English Language Arts - Kindergarten
HS   Head Start Child Outcome Framework
IA   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Language A
IA1   International Baccalaureate: Language A1 Guide
IN   Indiana: English Language Arts
IP   International Baccalaureate: Primary
L   Literacy for the Information Age
LA   Louisiana Language and Literacy Development
MA   Massachusetts: English Language Arts Curriculum Framework
MA2   Massachusetts: Supplement to English Language Arts Framework, Grades 3,5,7
MH   McGraw-Hill Pre-K Standards
N   National Communication Association
N4   NAEP: Released items for grade 4 (2003)
N8   NAEP: Released items for grade 8 (2003)
NR   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels- Reading
NS1   New Standards: Elementary School
NS2   New Standards: Middle School
NS3   New Standards: High School
NW   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels-Writing
NZ    New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum
NZ2   New Zealand Curriculum
O1   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 1
O10   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 10
O11   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 11
O12   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 12
O2   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 2
O3   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 3
O4   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 4
O5   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 5
O6   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 6
O7   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 7
O8   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 8
O9   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 9
P   Partnership for 21st Century Skills
R   Russia: Beginnings: The Fundamentals of Preschool Education
S   Speech Communication Association
SP1   NCTE: Standards in Practice: K-2
SP2   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 3-5
SP3   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 6-8
SP4   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 9-12
SS   NCSS: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
T   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading
T1   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Elementary
T2   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Middle School
T3   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: High School
TM   Teaching the Media
TX   Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
U   Understanding University Success: A Report from Standards for Success
UNK   United Kingdom: Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage
UT   Utah Early Childhood Standards
V   Board of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia: Standards of Learning

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document